Dada Hafco, a highlife artist, has embraced the #PlayGhana agenda, which he says is one way the country can promote its musicians.
The #PlayGhana agenda is a new initiative that urges Ghanaian Disc Jockeys (DJs) to play exclusively Ghanaian songs at events when the globe descends on Ghana for ‘December in GH’ in order to support Ghanaian artists and the music business.
Some Ghanaian celebrities, notably Dada Hafco, have endorsed this new trend. He stated that other countries, including as Nigeria, are pursuing such a goal, and that Ghana may do the same.
In an interview with GhanaWeb’s Abrantepa, he said: “Unfortunately for Ghana, Ghana is one of the only few countries where anytime a Ghanaian rises to speak for Ghanaians, Ghanaians come to oppose. When you go to foreign countries, and you are championing an agenda, everybody seems to be in accord with it.
“For me, I support what they did and I believe that it was for a good cause. In the world today, everybody is trying to sell what they produce. When it comes to music, what is the Ghanaian identity, what is the Ghanaian sound? We do not have any because our space has been saturated by a lot of foreign content”.
“A lot of people are thinking about their stomachs individually but it is not about you and me, it is about the collective. We can’t represent Ghana with two top artistes, we need to have a collective, like a system so that when we call Ghanaian artistes, we can bring about a hundred. I think it is a very good idea and we need to support it”.
However, the Highlife performer explained why Ghana is controlled by a lot of foreign stuff rather than its own items.
He said: “When you listen to our airwaves, so much foreign content is going on simply because GHAMRO doesn’t work properly, radios do not have managers anymore.
“For that agenda to work, we need to appeal to the people and tell them that foreigners are coming to the country so we need to show them what we have. I think it is a good cause and we should champion it. Eventually, we should find the laws and activate the laws, take them to parliament, and make them legal”.
Hafco recently released a song named ‘Puupuu’ in which he urges the people to be wary of the seduction of lavish lives represented on social media. He notes that these pictures may be deceptive and may place undue pressure on those who pay them undue attention.
Watch the interview below: